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RULE §89.47Issuance of the Certificate

(a) A nonrefundable state administrative fee, calculated by dividing $25 by the number of tests in the battery, will be assessed for each individual test upon registration. A permanent file shall be maintained for all certificates issued.

(b) Duplicate certificates will be issued upon request from the client. The client is required to pay a nonrefundable fee of $5.00 for each request for a duplicate certificate. An additional convenience fee of no more than $2.00 per transaction shall be charged to cover the cost of printing certificates online.

(c) The certificate of high school equivalency shall indicate the language, format, and provider of each test taken by the applicant.

(d) The state administrator appointed by the commissioner of education may disapprove issuance of a certificate or may cancel a certificate under the following conditions:

  (1) an applicant does not meet eligibility requirements under §89.43 of this title (relating to Eligibility for a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency);

  (2) the applicant in any way violates security of the restricted test material;

  (3) the applicant presents fraudulent identification or is not who he or she purports to be;

  (4) the applicant uses another person's certificate or test scores in an attempt to defraud; or

  (5) the applicant willingly allows another person to use his or her certificate or test scores in an attempt to defraud.

(e) In the case of nonissuance or cancellation of a certificate, the applicant shall be notified in writing by the state administrator that the certificate will not be issued or may be canceled. A decision by the state administrator appointed by the commissioner is final and may not be appealed.

Source Note: The provisions of this §89.47 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 5690; amended to be effective September 1, 1999, 24 TexReg 386; amended to be effective April 18, 2002, 27 TexReg 3061; amended to be effective June 6, 2004, 29 TexReg 5343; amended to be effective October 15, 2006, 31 TexReg 8361; amended to be effective December 11, 2011, 36 TexReg 8373; amended to be effective October 10, 2013, 38 TexReg 6914; amended to be effective August 21, 2016, 41 TexReg 6015

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